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Research, Audit and Quality Improvement

e-learning resources for all healthcare professionals involved in research, audit and quality improvement.

The Research, Audit and Quality Improvement programme is relevant to all healthcare professionals involved in research, audit and quality improvement. It introduces the learner to a variety of topics pertinent to clinical research, audit and quality improvement undertaken by the NHS and its academic partners.

The Research and Audit Core Knowledge module is a joint project led by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, in collaboration with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).

The educational aim of the module is to enable users to interpret the validity and reliability of healthcare data (e.g. clinical trials, reviews, audits) and respond appropriately with respect to their clinical practice. In addition, it provides the first steps for those contemplating a research or audit project. Throughout the module, users requiring more advanced and specialised information are directed towards additional resources available through e-LfH and other sources such as NHS Evidence.

The Perioperative Improvement Science and Management (PRISM-ed) module has been developed and written by anaesthetists and experts in the field. It builds on the QI web resource funded by UCLH/NIHR Surgical Outcomes and Research Centre (SouRCe) and the London Academy of Anaesthesia.


The PRISM-ed e-learning module, based on the Improvement Science curriculum from the Royal College of Anaesthetists outlines key knowledge and training resources required to deliver quality improvement within healthcare. PRISM-ed is designed to assist with practical implementation through downloadable project toolkits and data templates. Although it is designed for doctors in anaesthetics training, the content is relevant and accessible to anyone in the perioperative multi-disciplinary team or wider health services, who wish to improve the quality of care they provide.


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